Tame Impala, one of my all-time favorite bands and one well-known for its psychedelic, alternative sound, appeared on Saturday Night Live on March 30 to debut its song “Patience” and perform its new, unreleased song “Borderline,” both of which are to appear on their next album. The album is scheduled to be released this summer.
I am a huge fan of Tame Impala’s last album, “Currents,” featuring classics like “Let it Happen” and “The Less I Know the Better.” The band has dropped hints and clips across Instagram about its recording process and what this album is expected to sound like, and so far, everything sounds really, really good.
I personally like Tame Impala for its experimental sounds and the diversity in its music, and the band has continued to diversify its sound in both “Borderline” and “Patience.” I personally liked “Patience” a lot more than “Borderline” just because I felt like the lyrics, focusing on living life and the passage of time, were much more meaningful for me currently, especially since I don’t really know which direction life is going to take me. The intro to “Patience” and the instrumentals are a bit more alternative too, which is the genre I tend to listen to. “Borderline” focuses on the themes of loneliness and insecurity, seen in the lines “Will I be known and loved? Is there one that I can trust?” Although I didn’t like it as much as “Patience,” “Borderline” is still a great song and excites me for what is to come on its fourth album.
Tame Impala’s upcoming album’s release date is still currently unconfirmed, but front man Kevin Parker said he hopes the album will be released by the summer of this year. Tame Impala will also be performing live at Coachella this year on April 13 and April 20. Many fans, including myself, are eager for its fourth album to drop and hope to hear more classics in the upcoming future.